San Berdoo County assessor arrested with meth

Property values in the Inland Empire are sinking to new lows, while the Assessor is suspected of fiddling with nose candy.

Bill Postmus, once a rising star in the Inland Empire’s Republican Party, was arrested Thursday morning in possession of a pile of meth. One can only guess what else investigators found when they raided his house, but it’s a well-known fact that meth addicts have addicts have a lot of proclivities that don’t make for family reading. Here’s the early story from the San Bernardino Sun:

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Assessor Bill Postmus was arrested this morning after investigators say they found methamphetamine in his Rancho Cucamonga house while serving a search warrant for an ongoing investigation related to possible abuse of his authority as a county official.

About 50 San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office investigators and investigative technicians served 10 search warrants in six cities, including San Bernardino, Highland, Apple Valley, Victorville, Rancho Cucamonga and Rancho Santa Margarita in Orange County.

District Attorney spokeswoman Susan Mickey said she could not disclose specific locations.

But she did confirm that a search warrant was also served at the office of Jim Erwin, a former assistant assessor who now serves